PROTEIN & MICRONUTRIENT RICH

Grain legumes are rich in protein, oil, and micronutrients such as iron and zinc – all of which tend to be deficient in the diets of the poor

CLIMATE-HARDY and RESILIENT

Most pulse crops are also dryland crops and have HIGH RESILIENCE to grow and produce under conditions of LIMITED WATER availability and HIGH TEMPERATURES

NITROGEN FIXATION

Legumes are unique in their ability to fix nitrogen in the soil from the atmosphere

WATER EFFICIENT

Legumes are comparatively more water efficient than any other protein source

E-ATLAS for Dryland Cereal and Legume Crops

An online tool to explore and analyze the suitability, distribution, constraint and consumption trends of dryland cereal and legume crops

Visit: http://www.eatlasdcl.cgiar.org/

PULSES FOR A HEALTHY PLANET

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Leveraging legumes to combat poverty, hunger, malnutrition and environmental degradation
Grain Legumes

Grain Legumes is a partnership among four CGIAR Research Institutes: ICRISAT as lead center, CIAT, ICARDA and IITA, along with several public and private institutes and organizations, governments, and farmers worldwide.

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